On ThisDay (May 23)…Happy Birthday, Robert Moog!

The inventor Robert Moog was born on this day in 1934. Retrieved from here. At fourteen, Moog built his first theremin. By the time he was thirty, his company released the first commercial synthesizer, which bears his name. Moog and his synthesizer gave a new tool to a whole generation of musical innovators across genres. … Continue reading On ThisDay (May 23)…Happy Birthday, Robert Moog!

On This Day (January 11)…Happy Birthday, Laurens Hammond!

The scientist and inventor Laurens Hammond was born on this day in 1895. Retrieved from here. As you may have gathered from his surname, this is the man who invented the Hammond organ. After studying mechanical engineering at Cornell (graduating in 1916), Hammond embarked upon a remarkable career in the early twentieth century. A critical … Continue reading On This Day (January 11)…Happy Birthday, Laurens Hammond!